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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    ‘You in the wrong house, son!’ Grandmother beaten, hogtied by armed robbers

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – There were some terrifying moments for a local grandmother when a pair of armed robbers barged through her front door, held her at gunpoint and then hogtied her in her own home. It happened last Friday in University Place, and detectives need your help to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Mable Miller, 72, had poked her head outside the front door just for a moment and that’s when the robbers barged in. For a terrifying […]

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    Masked gunmen caught on camera casing Snohomish home

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. — Masked robbers were caught on camera lurking around a local home. It happened on 52nd Street late Tuesday night. But the renter who lives at the home said it’s what he found after the thieves took off that has both himself and his neighbors on edge. A woman in her 20s was alone inside the home. She called 911 when the surveillance cameras showed that one of the crooks had a gun. “It was pretty shocking, actually,” […]

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    ‘This is a robbery!’ Crook hits pizza joint at gunpoint, might be linked to other South Sound robberies

    PUYALLUP — For the third time in two weeks, a Pizza Time restaurant was held up at gunpoint, with the employees’  hands zip-tied while the crook made his escape. The latest happened Monday night at the Pizza Time in Puyallup and at least one victim believes the gunman is connected to all three crimes. “I was standing here looking out the window,” said manager Justin Rux. “He came through the back door, said this is a robbery.” Rux said he […]

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    ‘Never had a tornado:’ Longview damage could reach $1 million

    LONGVIEW, Wash. – People are picking up the pieces after a tornado ripped through this southwest Washington city on Thursday. Six businesses were heavily damaged during the storm, but miraculously nobody was hurt. Al Willis’ auto shop lost its roof – and the powerful winds tossed Al like a toy. “Rips the door open, throws my butt on the floor,” he said Friday. “I watched the roof go, I don’t know where it went.” Carl’s Towing was hit right before […]

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    Recess canceled: Fear of errant arrows from hunters force elementary school kids inside

    GRAHAM, Wash. — It’s hunting season, but a group of parents in Pierce County are outraged that the fear of stray arrows has kept their kids inside for days. The decision at Kapowsin Elementary has left parents angry and kids confused. It wasn’t just the rain keeping kids indoors — hunters searching for game near the school caused recess to be canceled. Parents who talked to Q13 Fox News had no idea what was happening until we told them. “I […]

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    Near site of Oso mudslide, concerns over heavy rain, new path of river

    OSO, Wash. — Flooding is a big concern in Snohomish County, especially near the Oso mudslide. The concern is that the path of the Stillaguamish River has changed as a result of the mudslide, and the effect of that on people living nearby is unknown. Wednesday’s storms are just the beginning of the rainy season. County officials and the U.S. Geological Survey said they are keeping a close watch on the water levels. Kayla Baum and her daughter live right […]

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    Burglar or man just knocking on door? Homeowner opens fire — and could be charged

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A homeowner could end up in hot water after firing his gun at what he thought was a burglar. But neighbors are rallying around the homeowner, who could be charged with a crime. Cops quickly detained both the homeowner and the man the homeowner thought might be a would-be burglar, but investigators discovered that no crime had been committed — except possibly by the homeowner, who is the only person in the case that could face charges. […]

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    Shooting spree suspect allegedly wanted to die, told cops: ‘Your guys aren’t very good shots’

    EVERETT — The suspect in a wild shootout with police last week, Hans Hansen, faced a judge for the first time on Monday while court documents suggested a possible motive for the shooting spree. Cops said Hansen targeted police last Wednesday night because he wanted them to shoot and kill him. Court papers said it’s all because both his business and his health was failing – and just before the alleged shooting spree, Hansen learned his son was suicidal. Hansen […]

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    Dog attacked by loose pit bulls inside fenced Graham backyard

    GRAHAM, Wash. — A Pierce County couple thought their dog would be safe in their gated backyard but they were wrong. Two pit bulls got into their yard and surrounded their dog, Jack. Now neighbors worry the pit bulls could be returned to their owner. Eight-year-old Jack is all fixed up after an emergency visit to the veterinarian that cost his owners hundreds of dollars. “Up until yesterday he thought everybody loved him,” said Jack’s owner, Lisa Hansler. “He’s got stitches […]